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Thinking of taking an Italian language course?

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But first, check out our FAQ just below:
a list of frequently asked questions, and the answers, of course.

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You can directly enroll in an A1.2, A2.2 etc. course. These courses, however, never start in September, but in February. Students registered in these courses have also attended the previous part of the course with us, i.e. A1.1, A2.1, etc.. Therefore, if a student asks to enroll in an A1.2 course starting from February, we propose an online test to verify that her/his previous knowledge is in line with the level of the class. 

Our courses last two semesters of 5 months each. The first part of a full course runs from September to the end of January. The second part of a full course runs from February to the end of June.

A refund is possible if you cancel up to 2 weeks (15 days) before the start of the course. If you cancel 7 days before the start of the course, the reimbursement of the enrollment fee is  50%. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the course, there will be no refund.

The enrollment fee does not include the cost of the book used for the course. The students buy the books themselves. We guide our students where it is best to buy the manuals.

Since our courses are organised over two semesters, you can either register before the start of the course in September and  before the start of the 2nd semester in February. For this reason, we advise potential subscribers to contact us during the month of August, or earlier, and then in January.

For the intensive summer courses, however, we recommend that students check the starting dates on our website and register up to 1 week before the start of the course.

It is possible to join a course that has already begun only if the group has not reached the limit of 12 registrations and if the start date of the course has not passed by more than 3 weeks.

Yes. At the end of the course, and after passing the final exam (end of June), our students receive a certificate attesting that the student has attended a course of a certain level, for a certain number of hours and that she/he has passed an exam successfully.

The students’ employers generally request this certificate as a proof of attendance and proficiency. 

When the student seeks to gain recognition from the Italian State on her/his level of proficiency, e.g. for a job in Italy or for obtaining the Italian citizenship, it is then necessary to pass an official test with an accredited body to obtain a certificate called CELI or PLIDA. Atelier Italiano can organise the examinations for the PLIDA certificate.

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